Yoga Teacher Trainings at Blu Luna Yoga Studio and School

Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

My 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is perfect for anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher and also for those simply looking to dive deeper into the practice and teachings of yoga. In this training, we will cover the history and philosophy of the yoga tradition, including classic texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita. We will also take an in depth look at the classical alignment of a wide range of yoga poses, how to adjust and assist your students in these poses, and how to modify these poses to accommodate special populations, injuries, and different body types. You will learn sequencing strategies for teaching Hatha Basics, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative classes and will have the opportunity to practice teaching beginning in the first weekend. Other topics covered will include physical anatomy taught by a licensed physical therapist, an introduction to Ayurveda, mantra, yoga nidra, pranayama, and meditation, subtle body anatomy (including the chakras), and the qualities of a great teacher.

The goal of my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is to produce yoga teachers that understand the basic yoga philosophies, the importance of a personal yoga and contemplation practice, how to perform the yoga poses with knowledge and skill, and how to safely and effectively use this knowledge to teach their students.

Our teacher training includes 6 modules (listed below) that must be completed within 2 years. The first 5 modules can be completed in any order at your convenience. The 6th Graduation Module completes your training. The 6 modules are each offered over 2 weekends and each Module costs $399.

6 Required Modules:

  • Asana & Meditation Module (2 weekends)
  • Asana & Restorative Module (2 weekends)
  • Philosophy Module (2 weekends)
  • Anatomy Module (2 weekends)
  • Sequencing Module (2 weekends)
  • Graduation Module (2 weekends)

Usual meeting times are weekends:

  • Fridays 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (with a 1 hour lunch break).
  • Sundays: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Information sessions are offered once per month at Blu Luna Yoga Studio and School and upon request. The information session should be taken prior to starting your teacher training program. Please visit www.blulunayoga.com for more information on the program and the dates of upcoming modules and information sessions. If you cannot attend the scheduled information session, please email me at ytt@blulunayoga.com to set up a time that works for you.

Yoga Alliance certified 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training

It is my belief that it is through practice that we become better teachers. Therefore, my 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Blu Luna Yoga Studio and School will emphasize personal practice of asana, meditation, philosophy, and self-study in order for our graduates to take their teaching to the next level. The 300 hour program is perfect for current yoga teachers or yogis who have already completed a 200 hour program wanting to expand their knowledge and practice of yoga. Completion of this program leads to a 500 hour certification with Yoga Alliance - 500 RYT.

It is my intention that the graduates of this program will understand how to practice and teach intermediate and advanced poses as well as how to modify their classes for elderly students, pregnant students, students with larger bodies or injuries, and for the specific needs of athletes so that they will be able to make yoga accessible to any student that comes into their classroom. We will dive deeply into the teachings of Tantra, the Divine feminine, and the chakras and how to incorporate these teachings into themes, sequences, and personal practices. Finally, we will explore the foundations of Yin Yoga and Ayurveda through the lens of self-care.

We also have some exciting guest teachers and program perks. Our super popular anatomy instructor, Travis Boyle, is returning to help us dive even more deeply into our physical anatomy and modifications for students with injuries. The amazing Gioconda Parker will be joining us from Austin for a weekend of personal inquiry and self-study using the chakras. Our resident Prenatal Yoga expert, Andrea Rodriguez, will lead a full weekend of Prenatal Yoga. Finally, the program includes all books and 1:1 mentorship with me.

Our 300 hour program consists of 10 modules that can be taken in any order allowing for participants to start at anytime taking up to 2 years to be considered for graduation. This makes the program affordable and convenient for everyone. Pay as you go, pay per module.

A one-time registration fee of $200 is required before your first module is started. The registration fee includes books and all materials needed to complete the 300 hour program.

10 Required Modules:

  • I Feel: Advanced Sequencing and Theming
  • I Love: Backbends and Standing Poses
  • I Understand: Forward Folds and Inversions
  • I See: Tantric Philosophy and the Divine Feminine
  • I Am: Self-Care through Yin Yoga and Ayurveda
  • I Do: Twists
  • I Speak: Big Vision and Personal Inquiry using the Chakras with Gioconda Parker
  • I Serve: Teaching Special Populations
  • I Serve: Prenatal Yoga
  • I Trust: Arm Balances

Information sessions are offered once per month at Blu Luna Yoga Studio and School and upon request. The information session should be taken prior to starting your teacher training program. Please visit www.blulunayoga.com for more information on the program and the dates of upcoming modules and information sessions. If you cannot attend the scheduled information session, please email me at ytt@blulunayoga.com to set up a time that works for you.